WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,527 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Biochemistry
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Candidates graduating from this master’s degree will be expected to have skills in:
(i) integrating the content of different biosciences at a molecular level
(ii) analyzing the molecular mechanisms that operate in human beings and other mammalian species and identifying their applications
(iii) analyzing the possibilities of biochemistry uses  in social environment, taking into account economic, regulatory, legal and ethical aspects
(iv) resolving  problems  related  to  biology  research  at  the  molecular  level  and   demonstrating understanding of the biochemical complexity of living beings and
(v) identifying and using bio-computing tools to contribute to genomics, proteomics and biomedicine


VM 621    Research Methods
VM 622    Statistics and Data Management
VP 600    Instrumentation
PC 601    Structure and Function of Protein
VPC 602    Molecular Biophysics and Enzymology
VPC 603    Molecular Mechanism of Growth, Development and Senescence
MBB 602    Receptors and Signal Transudation
VPC 605    Advanced Molecular
VM 700    Dissertation

MBB 601    Molecular Biology
VPB 605    Biochemistry Overview
VPB 606    Forensic Science
VPB 607    Nutritional Biochemistry
VPB 608    Plant Biochemistry
MAM 601    Advanced Microbiology
MTP 604    Applied Parasitology

Admission Requirements

Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Biochemistry if he/she has;
(i)    University Degree in biological sciences from SUA or from a recognized institution with a Credit or distinction in at least 4 subjects related to biochemistry OR
(ii)    Medicine, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a Credit or distinction in Biochemistry OR
(iii)    Honors degree (normally first or upper second class) or Advanced diploma (2nd Upper Class) in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or other qualifications in health sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution OR
(iv)    Candidates with a Pass degree will also be considered for admission if they have satisfied the department/faculty that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive  field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $22
Application Fees for International Students: $20

How to Apply for Admission:
(a) Application forms can be downloaded from the school website: Application forms can also be requested from the Director’s Office through or Such dully-filled forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned together with evidence of payment of Tanzanian Shillings TZS 50,000/= or US$ 20 for international students as application fee (normal application ) or TZS 80,000/= or US$50 for international students (for all late applications ). Payments should be made through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank: Swift Code No CORUTZTZXXX.

(b) Online application through Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Master of Science in Biochemistry include:
– Biotechnologist
– Research Scientist
– Clinical Scientist
– Research Associates
– Chemist
– Microbiologist
– Biomedical Scientist
– Pharmacologist.

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $1,527
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,155

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 3,550,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 9,658,862 TZS

NB: The Tuition fees per year for all Students is an addition of the First Semester Fees: 3,700,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,325 USD (International Students) PLUS the Second Semester Fees: 3,400,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,025 (International Students), then Divided by TWO.

Relevant Contact

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Office
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